Plastic surgery errors can have debilitating effects on the victim’s life – they can be painful, disfiguring, and emotionally distressing. In Florida, these errors fall under medical malpractice laws, meaning those affected can seek compensation. If your plastic surgeon or medical team failed to provide the standard level of care, we want to help you hold them financially responsible. 

Distasio Law Firm’s Tampa plastic surgery lawyer can explain Florida’s medical malpractice laws and guide you through the claims process. When you hire our team, we provide the client-centric service and care you’ve been looking for as we seek your financial recovery. It begins with a complimentary and confidential case review.

Victims of Plastic Surgery Errors Have Legal Rights

When plastic surgeons and their teams fail to follow proper procedures or otherwise cause surgical errors due to negligence, it can constitute medical malpractice. Plastic surgery is often a necessary procedure to correct injuries and leftover scarring after an accident. Other times, people decide to undergo cosmetic surgery for personal reasons, whether to enhance their appearance or correct what they believe are defects in their appearance.

In either scenario, patients deserve quality medical care. Florida Statutes § 766.102 provide you the right to seek compensation if you are the victim of a plastic surgery error. Our legal team is here to fight for you.

Recoverable Damages for Plastic Surgery Errors

If you’ve suffered a plastic surgery error, the results can be severely damaging. For example, the consequences of plastic surgery gone wrong often include:

  • Physical and emotional pain
  • Repeated surgeries to correct errors 
  • Psychological trauma 

You could recover compensation from the liable party for the lost wages and medical bills you’ve incurred while attempting to address the errors. Our team can also assign value to your pain and suffering and include this in your request for damages. 

In rare cases, the courts award punitive damages to a patient when a doctor, nurse, or facility has knowingly committed an error during plastic surgery. If this type of compensation may be available to you, our malpractice attorneys will build a case to show it.

You Have a Limited Time to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A malpractice victim must file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations, or they forfeit their right to sue. In Florida, this legal deadline is two years from when the victim discovered or should have discovered their care provider’s negligence.

Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(b) further outlines that no medical malpractice action shall begin more than four years after the incident. To give you the best possible chance at collecting compensation, our team will closely monitor the deadline in your case and ensure we file on time. 

Our Legal Team Can Handle Your Tampa Plastic Surgery Malpractice Case

Many thousands of plastic surgery malpractice lawsuits are brought every year in Florida. According to a study in the medical journal Eplasty, plastic surgeons have one of the highest malpractice rates at 13%. 

If you believe you are a victim of a plastic surgery error, know that you do not have to fight for your rights alone—there is help available. Our staff will guide you through the different phases of your case, from the initial consultation to a settlement and/or verdict. Our services include:

  • Investigating your medical care leading up to, during, and after the surgery
  • Collecting evidence to prove the medical team’s malpractice
  • Building a case based on Florida’s medical malpractice laws
  • Calculating case value
  • Filing your lawsuit before the deadline expires
  • Advocating for your financial recovery

In addition, the Eplasty study goes on to explain the critical role expert medical witnesses play in these cases. Florida law requires that all malpractice cases receive a review from a third-party medical expert before moving forward. As such, we will assemble a team of medical experts who will analyze your case and provide testimony to support your claim against the responsible party.

Examples of Plastic Surgery Malpractice You Could Seek Damages for

Nose surgery, facelifts, breast augmentation, and removal of unwanted skin are a few of the most common elective plastic surgeries undergone today. Our team represents clients who sought these or other procedures and suffered injuries such as:

  • Severe scarring
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Internal bleeding

Alternatively, you may have received the incorrect surgical procedure. Our team will review the circumstances of your case for free and explain your options.

You Deserve the Distasio Law Firm Difference

When searching for a plastic surgery error lawyer in Tampa, you want an attorney who has handled the claims process successfully many times before. Our firm has won numerous high-profile verdicts for personal injury clients all around Florida. We have over 30 years of experience in the space and our attorney is highly reputable. 

For example, Scott Distasio is among the 1% of Board-Certified attorneys with the Florida Bar. He also earned an AV rating from the independent Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He earned this reputation and recognition from being unafraid to take liable parties to trial and fight for justice. 

Our Firm Provides the Distasio Personal Touch

Our team understands the importance of transparency and honesty when it comes to handling medical malpractice cases. You put your trust in a medical professional, and they let you down. When you choose our firm, we never want you to question the quality of the services you’re receiving or the status of your case. 

That’s why we bring the Distasio Personal Touch to every case we handle. Our firm places client communication above all else by:

  • Reaching out with every case development
  • Taking the time to listen to what you’ve experienced
  • Remaining accessible to you for questions throughout the process 
  • Striving to be both advisors and advocates for you 

At Distasio Law Firm, we want you to trust that your case is in good hands. To show how important each client’s wellbeing is to us, we only operate on contingency. As such, you owe nothing for our services if we don’t win the case, and our fees come from your settlement or court award if we do. You never pay out of pocket.

Our Reviews Reveal Why Clients in Tampa Love Us

Our firm serves medical malpractice victims throughout Tampa. Nothing shows off our success more than reading the reviews our satisfied clients have left us:

  • “Mr. Distasio and his staff have been phenomenal. They have stepped in and allowed me to focus on getting better without the stress of managing everything else on top of it. I will always be so grateful for their help. I genuinely recommend this firm.” – K. Hawkins
  • “If you seek superior legal representation, that is “leagues above the norm, ” and a “lawyer’s lawyer”, call Scott.  A highly respected attorney referred me to Scott and I’m so greatful he did. Those who say lawyers forfeit their humanity, have not met Scott.” – C. Eastman
  • “I was very pleased with all the effort Scott and his staff put into helping me win my case.  They met with me, listened to me, explained things to me, and made the effort to make me feel comfortable in a situation I had never been in before.  I knew that I could call or email at anytime and Scott or Leslie would have answers for me.” – L. Lianzo

We aim to earn the same feedback from you at the end of your case. 

Hire a Plastic Surgery Malpractice Attorney in Tampa

If your plastic surgeon’s negligence caused you injuries and other damages, contact our Tampa office today. We are located at 1112 Channelside Drive and offer free phone consultations to all potential clients.

At Distasio Law Firm, we strive to build every client’s case with equal diligence and provide the most competent representation available. Our team is waiting for your call: (813) 259-0022.